Comparison of visible-light and infrared images of the galaxy NGC 1365

This comparison shows a visible-light image of the barred spiral NGC 1365 taken with the FORS1 camera on ESO’s VLT, along with the new infrared view obtained with the HAWK-I camera. In the infrared the dust in the galaxy is much less prominent and the new data is ideal for studying the complex interactions between stars and gas in this spectacular barred spiral.

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ESO/P. Grosbøl

Om bilden

ID:eso1038b
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:22 september 2010 12:00
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso1038
Storlek:3836 x 2121 px

Om objektet

Namn:NGC 1365
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
Avstånd:60 miljon ljusår
Kategori:Galaxies

Bildformat

Originalstorlek
13,1 MB
Stor jpeg
1,6 MB
Skärmstor jpeg
92,1 kB

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Färger och filter

BandTeleskop
Infrarött
Y
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Synligt ljus
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarött
J
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Synligt ljus
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarött
H
Very Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Synligt ljus
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

Noter: HAWK-1 data refers to the left image, and FORS1 data to the right.